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New York City Authors

written by: Eve
This is a quiz on New York City authors and their works.

Question 1:

This New Yorker is best known for his short stories "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" and "Rip Van Winkle.
Washington Irving
James Fenimore Cooper
Joseph Heller
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Question 2:

This author, raised in Brooklyn, New York, wrote The Naked and the Dead.
Tom Wolfe
Truman Capote
Norman Mailer
Hunter S. Thompson

Question 3:

This author, who was born and raised in New York City, is best known for her first novel Fear of Flying.
Ayn Rand
Erica Jong
Sylvia Plath
Kate Chopin

Question 4:

One of the key figures of 19th-century literary realism, he was the author of The Ambassadors and The Portrait of a Lady.
John Dos Passos
Henry David Thoreau
Theodore Dreiser
Henry James

Question 5:

This poet and essayist, often called the father of free verse, penned the poetry collection Leaves of Grass, which was initially described as obscene for its overt sexuality.
Carl Sandburg
Robert Frost
Walt Whitman
T. S. Eliot

Question 6:

This American author, noted for his complex novels, wrote Gravity's Rainbow and The Crying of Lot 49.
Saul Bellow
Thomas Pynchon
William Saroyan
William Faulkner

Question 7:

Who penned the epic Cold War history Underworld and the 2007 novel Falling Man, which focuses on the 9/11 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center?
Ken Kesey
Jack Kerouak
Don DeLillo
William Burrows

Question 8:

This novelist depicted the fictional characters Doctor Daneeka, Snowden, Milo Minderbinder, who are stationed on an island off the coast of Italy during World War II.
Joseph Heller
Edith Warton
Isaac Asimov
J.D. Salinger

Question 9:

What is the subtitle of Herman Melville's popular novel Moby-Dick, which tells the story of a wandering sailor?
The Whale
The Shark
The Marlin
The Blue Abyss

Question 10:

What American novelist, short story writer, and designer won the Pulitzer Prize for the 1920 novel The Age of Innocence?
Nathaniel West
Henry Miller
Edith Wharton
Nora Ephron


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